Start is loose blocks to a great hand / fist crack to the top. Sustained climbing to the crux near the top where the crack thins to fingers. Wonderful crack climbing- tape is reccomended.
Cat Crack is the right dominate crack going up the Amphitheatre face. Once on top rap off of trees...
Great pro to 3"; Natural anchors (trees) at the top-
Doug S., totally pysched to be climbing the best j...
Doug leaving the looseness after the stem start on...
From: The land of steady habits
Jan 20, 2008
I'll be bringing a #5 camelot just 'cause
From: Middletown, RI
Sep 1, 2008
This climb was very sustained and the closest thing to the Creek I have climbed in CT. Quite possibly the best crack in CT, actual jamming and not face climbing. Awesome.
May 28, 2010
Great climb and very sustained. A few seperate cruxes but hardest part is tight hands. Takes good gear. 1st pro is 15 feet off the ground (easy moves on bad rock) so be careful. Hard .10
|By Kevin Johnson|
Dec 12, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The best hand crack line in CT, with actual hand jamming through the crux of the route. This climb is a must for any CT crack lover.
|By Kalil Oldham|
From: Brooklyn, NY
Nov 28, 2011
I agree with Kevin - it's great to have a sustained crack climb in CT that requires good technique. That said, I got worked. It's got few rests.
|By stephen arsenault|
Apr 29, 2013
Having done the 1st ascent of this route, with Sam Streibert, I went back last year to repeat it, but it was soaking wet. We didn't have cams BITD, and it must be easier with modern gear and sticky rubber.
I plan to get back on this soon
|By Morgan Patterson|
Apr 29, 2013
Thanks for posting Stephen! Have someone take some photos of your ascent if you can - it would be great see them on the site!!
From: West Hartford, Connecticut
Nov 26, 2013
On 11/25/13 the large chockstone at the begininng of the offwidth section came loose. The difficulty has increased marginally. Extra care should be taken in the rotten rock section. A large smearing left-foothold is questionable in the same section as well.